I created this sketchbook while on vacation with Ellen in Hawaii in 2010. This was my first travel sketchbook. I started pretty simple and then took some risks later in the trip. I really like the pen and ink style, so I mostly stuck with that, with some pencil sketches and a couple of attempts at a pen-less watercolor (which, by the end of the trip, looked less like mudblobs).

I used my standard watercolor travel kit.

For the pen & ink pieces, I first sketched with pencil, then traced over the pencil with pen (trying to be very loose), then erased the pencil with a white rubber eraser.